This past weekend, Sushi and Wasabi went to their new homes.
I had decided on Jenifer and Jon awhile back.
I can't even describe how happy I am seeing Sushi enjoying her new life in Nebraska.
She's already gone camping! Sushi just fits in perfectly!
Seeing Sushi's daily snaps (snapchats) just crack me up! That dog!
I always give my retirement homes incredible thought and I'm never wrong in the decisions I make for them.
In a month, Chevelle (Buster) will also be joining Jenifer and Jon.
Wasabi's home fell through the day before she was to be picked up.
It happens. Life can be very unpredictable. :(
Fortunately, she was scooped up by Emilee as she was anticipating bringing home an Echo puppy in October.
Everything happens for a reason.
Just this past week, Emilee and her family were having Chinese which they never do and her son was questioning his fortune and the meaning of spontaneous.
Well, everything was set up and ready to go for the new puppy and when Wasabi came available it truly was meant to be for their family.
Wasabi, now Fortune "Cookie" resides in Iowa.
In 4 days, Miss Wasabi Sage will be going to her new home in Sioux City, IA.
She's been such a delight.
Gonna miss this little squirt!
Yesterday, Lulu earned her wings and crossed the rainbow bridge. ☁️
My heart is hurting along side Jenifer and Jon.
Things happen so fast, it’s no one’s fault.
Gone too soon, but never forgotten. 🐾
Yeti x Echo
June 12, 2018 - August 16, 2019
Wasabi will be Sushi's one and only pup produced,
so she gets to go home with something special!
Do what you love.
Love what you do.
Hedwig's South Park gang is 4 weeks old today, only 4 more weeks to go!
BeBe is the only pup available!
I'm waiting for our current pups, Wendy and BeBe, to grow up a bit so I can use these photo props on them, today Sushi was my model.
Say Hello to our Clearly Loved Pets playpen!
The last time I was this excited was when I turned Matthew's old bedroom into my whelping room early this year.
Sean and I have spent the last week putting epoxy on the walls and floor, laying down new vinyl and setting up this new clear play pen for the pups!
I've never really photographed my past set-up because lets face it, it really wasn't pleasing to the eye.
How do you make your utility room pretty with ex-pens? Simple answer. You don't.
I'm in love!!! What an improvement!
I made a little trip into Sioux Falls today so I could stop by Shop Dog.
I don't get to visit nearly as often as I'd like but I always can find what I'm looking for.
It's the nicest pet store Sioux Falls has to offer, if you've never been, you should!
Since I've made the decision to find Sushi a home this fall,
I figured she needed a new collar to go home with.
Of course it HAS to be a SUSHI collar!
The South Park gang needed a little something something too,
so they are going home with an Orbee toy bone in their Puppy Package.
I've been giving this a lot of thought and think I've come to my decision.
Sushi aka #badsushi will be Retiring Late 2019 or Early 2020.
She may or may not have a litter of puppies before then.
I almost don't like to bring this up since it's so far out.
So why am I you may be asking yourself?
When I make these kinds of decisions, I need to allow myself months to process this.
This isn't something that just happens overnight.
It's the hardest part of breeding but it is something that is completely necessary from time to time in order to continue this adventure.
I currently use an ex-pen for pups when they reach 4-8 weeks. Not a huge fan of it.
I just ordered this clear play pen and can't wait to try it out.
I'll report back on what I think.
Clearly Loved Pets
So what can you put in their crate so your pup has something comfortable to lay on?
Well.... I've come across something new tonight that I'll be giving a whirl.
These berber crate pads!
I just ordered them tonight and will report back later with my review.
I did go with a kennel pack (berber in mocha) so I have a few on hand and can wash them as needed.
The company is Far More Shade and is located in Texas and uses only USA made materials.
You can find them on Facebook too!
I'm a big believer in crating my Bostons when I'm away. It's their "safe space."
I don't trust them all to be out and about together when I'm not around.
Sometimes people will cover their crate to keep it nice and dark and den like.
However, I highly *discourage* covering a wire crate with a blanket as I have just read that a pup can pull the blanket into their crate, chew a hole, and hang/strangle themself.
Super scary and I do not want that happening to you!
If you feel the need to cover the crate, use something hard (a board or something) so they can't pull it into their crate.
Also never leave a collar on a pup in a crate, again they could get caught in there.
I don't suggest putting things in there with them such as toys, treats, etc. as it poses a choking hazard.
As far as crate sizes go I suggest using a small size 24" and I buy them on Chewy.com
They are the most affordable, easy to clean, and my go to crate.
As Facebook keeps cracking down on anything animal related, time will tell how long my dog page or even personal page remains on Facebook.
So I've decided to try another platform: MeWe
You can follow us there for the latest puppy information as well:
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